The newly appointed Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the State of Qatar, Kithsiri Athulathmudali assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka on 08 August 2019.
His assumption of duties was marked by a simple ceremony. Ven. Dr. Ittpana Dhammalankara Maha Nayake Thero conducted Pirith chanting and Rev. Father Abraham Banarba, Rev. Father Gunapala Katuwawala, Thiru Shakthivel Sivarajan and Moulawi Ashraff performed religious observances for invoking the blessings for his successful tenure of duty.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador-designate Kithsiri Athulathmudali shared his plans for strengthening existing cordial bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Qatar, and emphasized the need for further strengthening of trade and investment between the two countries.
Ambassador-designate Athulathmudali holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, Manchester, UK, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from California University, Long Beach, CA, USA. He is an old boy of Nalanda College, Colombo.